Karma’s Graduation Album Mini-Chapter: Hell Fire
Here’s the last of the mini-chapters in English! I moved this one to be the last one because there were puns and word play and I wanted to make sure my explanations were clear.
Glasses Guy: I’ve heard that our authorities have a lot of factional disputes. We should be careful not to get involved.
Karma: Conversely, isn’t that rather interesting?
Mysterious Bureaucrat: Akabane Karma…huh
Mysterious Bureaucrat: It’s a name that suggests one would be burnt to death by his hellish flames
Karma: Secretary-kun, connect me to the professor
Terasaka: Don’t look so self-important!!
Guys: W-with this, we could die….
Karma: Die, you say?
Karma: Before being killed by overseas forces, let’s die once
Karma: Whichever way you go, your industry is not going to survive
Narration: Look, Karma
Narration: That…is the fate of a bureaucrat who stubbornly clings to his ideals
Nagisa: Why do I get wasted every time I meet you…
Karma: So that I can freely complain without you remembering a thing
Black haired girl: Apparently he had told his former teacher that
Black haired girl: He wants to become a helpful bureaucrat in times like this*
Karma: …To think that you would double-cross me
Karma: You’re awfully different from the small glasses type I like
Karma: But I also love guys like you
Karma: Because they’re so interesting
The title is a pun on Karma’s name. 業火 means “hell fire”, but 業 is also the kanji used to spell Karma’s name. 業 by itself literally means karma, although it’s usually not read as “karma” like we see with his name. IMO Karma’s story has the best title because of this (Followed by Class President Asano: THE HERO). Puns are great.
*The kana written here is こういう which translates as “like this”. However, the kanji characters used here, 災害, means “disaster”, so that line can also be translated as:
“He wants to become a helpful bureaucrat in times of disaster”
Seems like hard, stressful work Karma is doing, but he’s trying hard. I’m glad Terasaka was able to cameo too. I had not expected him to appear in the five mini-chapters.
I’m editing the other chapters so that there are hyperlinks to each of the other character’s chapters, but in case you missed one, you can find the translations for:
Hope you all have enjoyed these! Let me know if I made any mistakes!